If you participated in BLACK FRIDAY 2011 shopping, did you spend MORE or LESS then you thought you would?

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If you participated in BLACK FRIDAY 2011 shopping, did you spend MORE or LESS then you thought you would?

Bignuf Bignuf
The news is saying MORE people spent MORE money then they planned to this past Thanksgiving weekend. The "economy" says that is good. I am not so sure.

Interestingly, a number of people interviewed by the press, said they were buying things for themselves, NOT as "holiday gifts"...a first, on Black Friday. Seems folks have been holding out on shopping for their own stuff for a while, waiting for the "big" sales.

So...did you spend more or less then you thought you would this past shopping weekend? We ended up LOOKING online at a number of items and buying ONE small one...which we needed (a camera..as ours BROKE), and that was all. The deals were either "sold out" or not an item we really wanted, once we did the homework on reviews and quality (TV's).

Holiday shopping STILL not done.

We thus spent FAR less then we expected. How about YOU?
11/28/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
The news is saying MORE people spent MORE money then they planned to this past Thanksgiving weekend. The "economy" says that is good. I am not so sure.

Interestingly, a number of people interviewed by the press, said they were buying ...
I was holding out, and I had a stash of money I was saving just for Black Friday. But I ended up spending less than I thought. Usually I get carried away and find more than I originally planned on buying, but this year, not so much.
11/28/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
More. I had a budget set out for Eden stuff that I went over. Then I bought a new phone for my husband. I spent what I thought I would at Sephora. Then I bought some stuff at Cake after falling in love with their products over the weekend when I saw they had a Black Friday sale.

Money into the economy is a good thing. People have been sitting on cash since 2008 which means companies don't earn as much and have to lay people off. Better profits mean that hopefully companies will be less worried about hiring new employees so long as the trend continues.
11/28/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Well, I'm waiting until 12/16 to do our Christmas shopping. This year we had 80 hours of pay taken out of hubby's benefits package and we will get that money (almost $1800 I'm hoping - need to figure that out) on the 16th.

I had "money" set aside for Eden via. gift cards and points and I went through about all of it -wound up with a little over $1 left in points by the time I was done with my three orders. However, if I remember right - I got over $400 in stuff for me and hubby (three items of lingerie, a costumey thing for my daughter, and something like 10 vibrators if I remember right - between the three orders). However, I only "paid" a little over $275 with the gift cards/points. So I'm not sure that it was really cash going out into the economy.
11/28/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I spent more than I was hoping to on Black Friday. I had set aside $250 for various presents for the kids and ended up spending $400. There were really good deals though. I got my kids a trampoline for $158 instead of $300. I also got some presents for next years Christmas. I always like to have some things stored in the attic for the following years Christmas and Birthdays. Just in case we have absolutely NO spending money, then the children will still always get something.
11/28/2011
melissa1973 melissa1973
We don't go anywhere on black Friday unless its hours before just to see what we might want to get on payday. Black friday sales normally last for the week and not from 12 am to whenever. My daughter wants the money that her PS3 would have cost and she'll be shopping for her clothes online, due to the fact that we don't have a mall near hear and she wants other things that our Wal-Mart and K-Mart don't carry.
11/28/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
We managed to spend less on BF than expected. My GF did a great job of snagging some super deals.
11/28/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I didn't plan on spending anything. In fact I was trying to avoid shopping at all, in the end I spent around $100-$150 in mostly entertainment products. Dvd's, TV shows, a PS3 game etc. I only bought the stuff because of I knew I wouldn't see the prices like that again for at least a year to come. At least on the tv shows and dvd's i got.
11/28/2011
CS2012 CS2012
I only spent like $10 which I hadn't intended on spending until on Thanksgiving my sisters were going through sales ads. I was looking hoping to find sales on DS games to get myself one. But I found a crock pot for $9.44 and my sister picked me up a crock pot for $10 so I did spend $10 I was not planning on spending. But, I did need that crock pot.
11/29/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
The news is saying MORE people spent MORE money then they planned to this past Thanksgiving weekend. The "economy" says that is good. I am not so sure.

Interestingly, a number of people interviewed by the press, said they were buying ...
didn't expect to spend anything. ThenI signed on here, and I spent about $65 lol. So we spent way more than we expected lol
11/30/2011
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